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Gov. Tom Wolf and the legislature are locked in a fight over the state budget that has school systems scrambling over funding.
—Matt Rourke/AP

Teachers in Pa. District Agree to Work for Free (Again)

School started this week in Pennsylvania's Chester Upland school district, which currently doesn't have any money. So the teachers' union there voted to work anyway, for free. (September 8, 2015)

Spotlight on Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

In this Spotlight, discover the benefits and challenges of leveraging non-cognitive factors in classrooms, read commentary on fostering student engagement and inspiring lifelong learners, and reconsider common stigmas of student failure.

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Teacher Beat Blog

10/13 07:35 pm | Scranton Teacher Strike Ends After Two Weeks of Stalemate | The Scranton Federation of Teachers ratified a new two-year contract; students will return to class Wednesday.

Teaching Ahead Blog

10/13 03:34 pm | To Fix Teacher Shortages, First Understand What They Are | Teacher shortages are merely symptoms of the same problems that drive inequity in our society in general, Xian Barrett says.

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Special Collection

Commentary Collection: Perspectives on TFA in its 20th Year
In its two decades, Teach For America has dispatched more than 20,000 young teachers to work in some of America's poorest schools and communities.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
New Teachers
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's plan to stay the course on education won praise for steadfastness and renewed some old criticism.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
A new state report says the legislature hasn't done enough to entice teachers to stay, despite some modifications to the salary schedule.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
Dual-credit programs in 19 states feel threatened by a new rule requiring high school teachers of those classes to have a master's degree.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
Susan Hopgood, Lily Eskelsen-García, and Randi Weingarten explain their support for the global "sustainable development goals" adopted recently by the United Nations.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
When teacher Jennifer Henderson heard about a school censoring a student for discussing being gay, she turned it into a learning opportunity for her own students.
October 7, 2015 - Teacher
The policy frenzy to establish new methods for evaluating teachers over the past few years has led to an unintended byproduct: lots of litigation.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan would like to see states and local governments repurpose some of the money they spend on incarceration and pour it into salaries for educators.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Don't let rewards and punishments overtake a love for learning as the primary source of student motivation, Justin Minkel writes.
October 6, 2015 - Teacher
October 6, 2015 - Education Week

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